Animal adventure Lost Ember has a release date. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via GOG and Steam on November 21st. It was originally funded on Kickstarter back in 2016.
In Lost Ember, you take control of a wolf with the ability to inhabit a number of other animals. Human civilization has disappeared, and it's up to you and your spirit guide to figure out what's happened. As your adventure progresses and you unlock more of the world, your spirit guide will tell you what fate befell the humans who lived here before you. Check out the trailer for Lost Ember below:
Developer Mooneye describes Lost Ember as a "third-person exploration adventure". Gameplay will revolve largely around your ability to inhabit and control various different animals. Some of the creatures you'll control include hummingbirds, fish, parrots, and mountain goats. Each of these animals will be able to traverse different aspects of the land, so you'll only be able to uncover the full map if you use each animal to its fullest extent.
Mooneye says your journey in Lost Ember will take you through barren desert plains, densely wooded jungles, and "archaic temples". The narrative promises themes of loyalty, despair, and betrayal as you uncover what happened to the lost human Yanrana culture and why there aren't any humans around now. Mooneye CEO Tobias Graff says Lost Ember's mission is to tell a story "without relying on violence, microtransactions, or competitive play".
You can pick up Lost Ember on November 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via GOG or Steam. The game will set you back $29.99 on those platforms. A Nintendo Switch version is also in the works, although we don't yet have a release date for that. We'll keep you posted.